Dental Implants

Overview

Dental implants are artificial roots fixed into your jaw to hold the replacement tooth. This is an option for various other traditional treatments like crowns or dentures.

Introduction

People lose their teeth in some mishaps or due to a severe stage of gum disease. Traditionally, crowns or dentures were fit into the missing tooth space. Now it is very common to undergo an artificial root or tooth replacement called a dental implant.

Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dentures.

Information Capsule

Synopsis of the treatment

Dental implants made of metal are used to fit into hollow places as a replacement for roots

Length of treatment

In phases that may take as long as 6-8 months

Anesthesia

Local but may depend on patient’s comfort and doctor’s preference.

Recovery

As the procedure takes place in phases, the recovery time is different for each phase

Alternative name

Endosseous fixture

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually made of titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by a dentist or Periodontist – a specialist of the gums and supporting bone. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile!

Reasons To Get Dental Implants

Benefits Of Dental Implant Surgery

Dental implants have in the real sense given hopes to millions of people to live their lives confidently and stress-free.

Who Is The Right Candidate For Dental Implant Surgery?

A suitable candidate for the implants:

After examination, Dr. Orfaly suggests whether or not a person is suitable for immediate treatment.

What To Expect At The Consultation?

Once you are at Fisher & Orfaly Dental, Dr. George Orfaly will understand your dental background and examine your mouth. After knowing the exact cause of the missing tooth space he will plan the treatment accordingly.

Dental x-rays will be taken of the place where once there was your natural tooth and also of other teeth to make note of how much space is available. He will also discuss the type of pain relief that will be used during the procedure.

Dental Implant Procedure At Fisher & Orfaly Dental

The process of getting implants requires a number of visits over several months.

How Is The Recovery After Getting Dental Implants?

The patient may experience soreness or discomfort immediately after the surgery. There also may be some oozing that happens in a typical surgery, but this should subside each passing day. Generally, patients recover in as little as 1-3 days after the surgery if there is no additional procedure followed during the surgery.

Dental implants are strong and durable and will last many years. On occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear.

What Care Should Be Taken During The Recovery Period?

Until you receive permanent crowns, maintain oral hygiene. For the first 24 hours after the procedure, one must eat soft foods. After the 1st day, you can eat harder foods, but strictly depending on the comfort level.

You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed. Good oral hygiene and eating habits, alongside regular dental visits, will aid in the life of your new implant.

What Is The Cost Of Dental Implant Surgery?

The cost of the procedure depends on the type of implant you are going to fit. After a thorough study of the individual’s case, Dr. Orfaly suggests which implants to fit.

There are three types of costs incurred:

The cost of a custom-made crown is generally higher. The total cost is high because it is a surgical procedure and requires expertise and experience. Depending on the case, Dr. Orfaly will discuss the costs with you. The dental implant treatment can be financed with CareCredit.

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Dental Implants: A Guide To The Procedure, Benefits & Costs

Dr. George Orfaly, of Fisher and Orfaly Dental, has written a detailed blog about dental implants, how they work, and the factors that affect the cost.

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October 7, 2020

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October 28, 2020

After having a negative experience with a filling with a past dentist, I was nervous to go to a new dentist with tooth pain. Dr. Orfaly and team were very understanding and knowledgable when walking me through my options for a cracked tooth. 10/10 would recommend due to their professionalism, attention to detail, and level of care. Thanks team!

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Dr. George Orfaly
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About Dr. George Orfaly

Dr. George Orfaly is a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry and has been practicing as a dentist in Salem, MA since 2005. He has consistently improved the lives of his patients by providing them relief, confidence, and healthy smiles. He believes that oral health is directly related to overall health and well-being. Dr. Orfaly has also been an active member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, and North Shore District Dental Society.

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